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Author: Jenn Fusion

Buxton Woman Ejected From Vehicle in Fatal Saco Car Accident

car accident on highway with ambulance

Police officers are working to determine what caused 26-year-old Shannan Carrier’s 2006 Nissan Altima to veer over the center line in the 400 block of Route 112 near Thibodeau’s Dairy at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21st. Carrier was ejected from the vehicle and died upon impact after her car struck a 2008 Honda Ridgeline… Read more »

Maine Residents Still Haunted By 2014 Hayride Death

hay ride trailer

Autumn means apple cider, pumpkin spice and breathtaking fall foliage for most Maine families – but not for family and friends of Cassidy Charette, the 17-year-old Messalonskee High School student who was fatally injured in a 2014 hayride accident. According to a news report at the time, she had gone on “a haunted hayride called… Read more »

Should You File A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Related To Antibiotic Use?

Senior Woman Relaxing In Chair At Home With Pet Cat

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. The image of a stressed-out orderly striking an elderly person immediately comes to mind, but Maine elder abuse lawyers from Hardy, Wolf and Downing know it’s so much more than that. “The instances of beatings and physical abuse causing serious injury are less common,” Bill Hardy explains. “More often, harm… Read more »

Hardy, Wolf And Downing Overcome Case Difficulties to Win Big Settlement

broken stairs

Hardy, Wolf & Downing recently recovered a large premises liability settlement, despite all odds stacked against the Maine resident.  Negotiations were fraught with detrimental admissions, difficult witnesses, and risky legal theory, but our experienced legal team was able to secure $220,000 for a woman who injured herself twice on her landlord’s stairs. Though the insurance company denied both… Read more »

Liability Questions Arise In Deadly Halloween House Fire

Captain Tom Downing of Hardy Wolf & Downing

Six Portland, Maine residents died when their apartment building caught fire in the wee hours of the morning on November 1st. In addition to the deceased, one person was seriously burned and three other occupants escaped by jumping through a second-story window. The inferno was caused by “improper disposal of cigarettes” in a smoking receptacle… Read more »

After Orono Frat House Assault, Lawyers Ask: What Rights Do Victims Have?

medical malpractice lawyer speaking to jury

Can frat houses be sued for crimes committed on their property? A Maine court debates this very question, as attorneys duke it out over a 2010 incident that occurred at the Delta Tau Delta’s Gamma Nu Chapter fraternity house at 111 East College Avenue in Orono. The victim’s lawyer argued that his client should be… Read more »

Distracted Driving Prevention Technology On The Horizon

teens texting and driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates seatbelts and air bags save more than 14,387 lives each year. A new life-saving technology may be just as commonplace – in 88 percent of all cars by 2025, according to Ernst & Young. The “telematics” business involves the linking of cars to computer systems. Right now some… Read more »

2014 the Worst Year on Record for Auto Recalls

car accident on highway with ambulance

It’s been a bad year for North American auto manufacturers. Ford safety defect recall lawyers at Hardy, Wolf & Downing say no settlement has been negotiated yet, but it is still a possibility on the table for consumers whose safety has been put at risk. Our product liability attorneys are standing by to review claims of… Read more »